Hartz killed my cat – PLEASE do not use it. <3

Hello wonderful cat and dog lovers out there, I am here to warn you that Hartz flea and tick shampoo has killed my cat (purchased at Walmart- Canada). Bailey was a beautiful, bold, orange-munchkin kitty. He was strong, playful, and demanded daily love and attention. After noticing he needed a bath (from playing outside) I decided to give him a flea and tick wash since our area has been having a higher rate of ticks this season. I bathed him – which he didn’t like – I patted him dry and watch him bounce away as usual. I let him outside to dry, on a warm summer day in July 2018 – and he went missing. For two days, I called his name, banged on his food dish, and looked for him everywhere. This was not like Bailey. At 11pm at night on day 2, I decided to check for him one more time and found him panting and crying on my side door step. He was weak, his furr was patchy, his mouth was foaming, and his eyes were unable to open. His back legs were lame and unable to walk – he could barely meow a cry to me. I began to sob. Who has hurt or poisoned my Bailey! I cried. I immediately hydrated him with a syringe and brought him to the emergency. They put him on an IV and although he had perked up a bit – he was still was unable to walk and looked like he was in incredible pain. The vet said she did not know what the cause was (his body was not injured like they would be from being hit by a car) – and that it seemed like a strange/sudden onset of symptoms. The only change in his daily routine – was the bath with the murderous product “HARTZ FLEA AND TICK” shampoo. I laid my kitty to rest that day. I miss him every time the sun shines on the garden – Bailey would have loved this day, I say to myself. I have owned many cats in my life time and Bailey’s younger brother and sister are still alive and well – I like to say that Bailey saved their lives and has now returned to his mommy in heaven, my daughter. Please, save your loved ones and don’t use any Hartz products! I called Hartz to tell them what happened and they immediately offered me money compensation – innocent people do not freely hand out cash – they were trying to buy my silence with a waver. I DID NOT TAKE IT. Warn customers, tell friends, leave notes at stores, make phone-calls – whatever you have to do! We need to save our furry family members. With love, compassion, and sorrow for you all – AB.

4 thoughts on “Hartz killed my cat – PLEASE do not use it. <3”

  1. Sure, probably pure pesticide mixed with some other cheap ingredients, always the money, that stuff should be banned from the stores, there’s others out there too, at Walmart, any flea medicine for 5.00$ will kill fleas but also your cat and in a bad way.

  2. Thank you everyone for your kind words. I continue to spread the word in Bailey’s name. This is not a random act, it is happening to thousands of pets – continue to share your stories! xo

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